Maryland's 319 Nonpoint Source Program 2019 Annual Report
Maryland's §319(h) Program Project Story Maps (leaving MDE)
Nonpoint Source Success Story: Alexander Run
Maryland's 2015-2019 Nonpoint Source Management Plan (2016 Update)
Maryland uses federal grants made available by the Federal Clean Water Act Section 319(h) to help fund for State nonpoint source management and to provide grants for nonpoint source control by State and local projects that help eliminate water quality impairments caused by nonpoint sources. More information is available on MDE’s 319(h) Grant Program web page. A 319 Grant may be used to leverage other fund sources including Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Trust Fund (leaving MDE Website) or other existing capital programs financed through the Water Quality Finance Program.
Nonpoint Source Pollution is one of the major contributors to degradation of Maryland’s waterways and the violation of water quality standards. The kinds of pollutants associated with nonpoint sources are diverse and potentially include:
Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution
NPS Implementation Funding - Priority Watersheds for the 319(h) Grant (A-I Watershed Plans)A prerequisite for §319(h) funding of implementation projects (any project involving in-the-ground construction) is EPA acceptance of a watershed plan. See MDE’s 319(h) Grant Program web page for EPA Accepted Watershed Plans.
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